Tag Archives: Resilience

  • Blog

    Learning From The TV (Imagine That!)

    Shows offering lessons in resilience
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:28 AM


    Amidst the vast sea of cable-network detritus, every so often there's a show or two that I find worthwhile — either for entertainment or for learning something.

    Recently, there are two shows I'm currently enjoying that deliver on both counts. And very surprisingly, they're "reality TV" — a genre I usually associate as the worst of the worst when it comes to low-quality programming. But I'm finding I'm learning some useful lessons from these two series, and I thought I'd take a moment to share my observations for those who might want to tune in and see for themselves.

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  • Podcast

    Jack Spirko: The Road To Resilience

    Requires a good map. Got one?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5:17 PM


    Continuing our focus on solutions, this week we're joined on the podcast by Jack Spirko. His daily podcast focuses on practical, actionable steps each of us can take to "live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don't" — a mission nicely aligned with the one we pursue here at Peak Prosperity.

    In this wide-ranging discussion, Jack and Chris discuss the need for spreading awareness of the Three Es, the professional challenges in doing so, and how individuals can go about pursuing both security and prosperity in the face of the likely disruptive changes to come.

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  • Podcast

    Resilience As The Key To Crisis-Proof Wealth

    Some highlights from our recent media tour
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7:49 PM


    Given Friday's important swing low in the precious metals, we're hard at work this weekend finishing up a lengthy analysis of the fundamentals ahead for gold & silver.

    But in the interim, we want to make sure that our podcast listeners don't go without their weekly fix.


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  • Insider

    Prepare Now!

    Defensive, prudent actions to take today
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, August 22, 2015, 2:09 AM


    Executive Summary

    • The 8 defensive actions I've taken in the past 6 weeks
    • The 2 lists you should have prepared in case things unravel from here
    • How to hedge against a market correction
    • In terms of preparations, it's much better to be a month or two early than a day late

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Nothing forces us to know
    What we do not want to know
    Except pain.

    ~  Aeschylus

    My personal standard of issuing an Alert is that I have to come across a piece of information that causes me to personally take some sort of action.  While I don’t have any particular piece of news – rather I have the assortment of data points listed in Part 1 of this report plus some that did not make it in – I am finding myself increasing my personal preparations. 

    I am being extra cautious these days, weary of sending out yet another report to ‘be cautious, and prepared’ only to have the “”markets”” rocket back up  a few days later for no reason and on no news.

    Further, I take no joy in…

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  • Blog

    The Self-Employed Middle Class Hardly Exists Anymore

    Why owning your own income is more important than ever now
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:57 AM


    Of course, the easiest path to financial independence is being born into a wealthy, well-connected family.

    But since few of us win that born-rich lottery, this article addresses the important question: How do “the rest of us” carve out financial independence?

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  • Podcast

    Becca Martenson: Building Community

    How to increase the value of the relationships in your life
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7:17 PM


    Building community takes time and real effort. Especially in today's society, where many of the old social norms that fostered community during our grandparents age have been severed by suburban fences, the rat-race workstyle, and the false sense of belonging offered by television and the Internet.

    So how exactly does one do it?

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  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    What Should I Do? – Crash Course Chapter 26

    Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:43 PM


    If there’s one message to take away from this newly-updated Crash Course video series, it’s this:  It’s time for you to become more resilient and more engaged. Things are changing quickly and nobody knows how much time we have before the next economic, ecological or energy related crisis erupts.  Nobody knows when, but we do have a pretty good idea of what is coming.

    And it is within your control to enter the coming future with a higher degree of security, prosperity and fulfillment than you enjoy now.


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  • Podcast

    New Harbor: Now is the Time for Discipline in Protecting Wealth

    Lower stock & bond prices ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7:09 PM


    The stock market has been on an upward streak for the past two years, with the Dow and S&P near their all-time highs. Recently, though, they've shown signs of toppiness. And certainly, the macroeconomic risks loom larger than ever. Where are equity prices most likely to go from here?

    Interest rates on bonds have nearly doubled off of their historic lows from a year ago. That puts downward pressure on bond market prices, as well as a tremendous number of other important asset classes, like housing. Where are interest rates most likely to move next?

    For these (and other) reasons, the current environment is extremely challenging for investors.

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  • Insider
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    The Indicators of Instability to Watch For

    How to know when the banks' control is failing
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:29 PM


    Executive Summary

    • The inequality of the current system is becoming more and more visible, despite efforts to conceal it
    • History shows that control will break as those running the system are forced to compete more directly for a shrinking pie
    • The 3 essential indicators of instability to watch
    • The high price of a collapse of the status quo (and why developing resilience now is your best investment)

    If you have not yet read Part I: Bankers Own the World, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    More Equal than Others

    Like the pigs in Orwell's Animal Farm, those running the current system are quick to convince us they are doing it out of service, not self-interest (many remember the testimony of Goldman Sachs head Lloyd Blankfein that he sees the bank's efforts as "doing God's work"). The media (most of which is owned by the top 147 companies discussed in Part I) reinforces the perception that the status quo is all that stands between us and economic ruin. 

    Of course, there's a much darker side to the story. It requires some digging by the curious mind, but the data is there to be found. As previous mentioned, such a parasitical system inevitably concentrates wealth over time into the hands of fewer and fewer of the most privileged and most powerful. Here's an excellent visualization of how that has already happened in the U.S.:

    Note that the actual degree of wealth inequality is much worse than Americans perceive it to be. That's not surprising given the absence of light shined on this in the mass media…

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  • Blog
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    Finding Your Way to Your Authentic Career

    Transition to the fulfilling work you were meant to do
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 7, 2013, 2:22 AM


    Unfulfilled by your job? Wish the work you do on a daily basis were more aligned with the person you are (your interests and values)?

    You're not alone.

    In fact, the majority of workers would chose a different career path if given the chance.

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